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Staff Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for a Staff Nurse to join our committed team on the Medical Day Unit within the specialty of Specialist Services & Surgery.

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to assist in the provision of high standards of holistic care to patients.

To assist in timely safe administration of treatment.

To understand the clinical standards including medicines management.

To assist in the creation of a welcoming, caring, and safe environment for the patients.

To communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team.

Part time - 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday, no weekends, no night duty, and no bank holidays)

Main duties of the job

Assist in the provision of the highest standard of nursing care for the patients.

Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary.

Ensure competent clinical skills of phlebotomy and cannulation is maintained.

Understanding of all drugs used in the unit and to undertake relevant drug administration training.

Help ensure clinical practice is evidence based.

Use the Patient Administration System (PAS) in accordance with Trust policy and procedure.

Assist in ensuring the safety of the unit, actively participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and quality issues, including reporting of critical incidents.

Assist in the preparation of patient details and pre procedure checks are completed including blood sampling prescription completed by consultant the day before attendance.

Ensure timely admission and discharge of patient activity is recorded on the SWIFT, a discharge summary is completed to the GP.

Demonstrate a professional approach to work, acting in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Have knowledge of and adhere to unit and Trust policy and professional standards and assist in ensuring that team members do likewise.

Ensure documentation is complete and up to date, in line with NMC and Trust guidelines.

Identify own learning needs and ensure own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice development.

Supervise and orientate learners and new staff, when requested.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration / students pending registration


  • Evidence of professional portfolio
  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification. Commitment to obtain assessing / mentoring qualification



  • A minimum of six months experience in an acute Trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placement)


  • Experience within the speciality



  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing.
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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